Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., left, joins Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nev. in defending the Senate Democrats’ vote to weaken filibusters and make it harder for Republicans to block confirmation of the president's nominees for judges and other top posts.
Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., left, joins Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nev. in defending the Senate Democrats’ vote to weaken filibusters and make it harder for Republicans to block confirmation of the president's nominees for judges and other top posts. AP
Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., left, joins Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nev. in defending the Senate Democrats’ vote to weaken filibusters and make it harder for Republicans to block confirmation of the president's nominees for judges and other top posts. AP

Democrats strip GOP of power to block many Obama appointees

November 21, 2013 5:44 PM